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CUE Rock Star Lake Tahoe

Over the next few days I will be leading workshops with other brilliant educators at CUE Rock Star Lake Tahoe.  If you are not familiar with Rock Star, these are small teacher technology camps with 10:1 ratio between participants and facilitators.  Over three days the teachers build community around the use of instructional technology tools. […]

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How the Web Transformed this Year’s Election

As I mentioned earlier this week I chose to take in Tuesday’s historic election returns “web 2.0 style.” Its taken me a few days to cobble my thoughts together, but this morning I wanted to share a short synopsis.  Tuesday night I truly observed some amazing things and with the passage of Prop 8 in […]

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Top 5 Tools to Beat Election News Coverage

Like many of you I will be plopping down in front of the television tomorrow night to watch election coverage.  But you can bet that my top 5 websites, or web 2.0 tools, will be the place to find out what’s happening BEFORE the traditional news outlets. And, after eight long years of the current […]

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YouTube Youth Busts Political Ad

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4t68AHAIG0] Last week I wrote a little about how social media has been changing the political process this year.  In California we always have a collection fo statewide propositions to vote upon each election cycle.  This November, one of these measures is Prop 10, an alternative energy bond measure supported by T. Boone Pickens.  Since […]

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Spicing Up Notes

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srrbvNNUKrA] My students and I have been spending the past few days on projects related to speed, velocity, and acceleration.  Tomorrow is what I always refer to as the “inevitable notes day.”  I am not a big fan of being a sage-on-the-stage and I’ve yet to meet a class that loves taking notes.  However, sometimes […]

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Current Events Web 2.0 Style

Late this morning I popped by Kelly’s office after leaving school with the hopes of meeting him briefly for lunch. Nearly as soon as I sat down in his office to wait for him to finish a conference call, he came running back in with news that Southern California was experiencing an earthquake. Since I […]

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Saving Flash Movies

During the past week I have had a a few different reasons for needing to download flash movies (YouTube and TeacherTube) to my computer. One of my students wanted to add a great YouTube video to his element report. One of my coworkers needed help downloading a MRSA video for a presentation she was giving […]

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You Know You are Teaching 21st Century Children When…

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-vOhV_p1pM] You know you are teaching 21st century children when one of them shows up in your classroom with a Rubik’s cube and says, “Hey look what I learned by watching YouTube” and starts solving the puzzle that eluded tons of children during the 1980’s. I should probably just chalk this up as my first […]

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YouTube-CNN Debates

Sometimes I really wish I didn’t teach science. Whenever election season draws near I start thinking, “Hmm….it would be really cool to teach social studies.” Perhaps it is because I was once a staffer in the California State Assembly or perhaps it is because I can see all of the potential uses of technology as […]

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